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Two Charged in East Windsor Dollar Tree Knifepoint Robbery

Cash and a cell phone were taken, police said.

Two men were charged with holding up the store in East Windsor at knifepoint earlier this week, according to police.

Residents Michael Shawn Kee, 18, and Malcolm Jamal Browne, 19, threatened two female employees with a "large knife" on Monday and forced them to open the safe, police said. The robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash and one of the victims cell phones, and broke the other employee's cell phone. 

Police said the men hid in the store until closing before they robbed it. No one was injured.

Kee was charged Wednesday, and Browne was charged Thursday with robbery, weapons offenses, terroristic threats, theft and burglary, and were being held at the Mercer County Detention Center on $100,000 bail. Browne turned himself in to police.

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B.Bennett August 31, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Why isn't this reported in the Windsor Hights Herald? Enormous amount of robberies and other criminal behavior in Hightstown and East Windsor. Was a nice small town years ago and now has turned into a city.
whatever41 August 31, 2012 at 03:11 PM
They got them that's what counts!
Americanway August 31, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I moved here in 1995. I can say that this area has really changed over the years. And not in a good way. It is still much better than most urban cities, but on the decline.
Mark Klatkskin August 31, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Crime is everywhere. I do not understand why anyone would do this but more so if you want $$ why rob a Dollar Store. If you are going to take on that risk you'd think these guys would have tried to have a bigger cash cow. I bet they will laugh at them in jail....I can hear it now....."Dollar Store"......Really?
Anthony from-jersey August 31, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Shoulda never cut mcgruff out of the budget.
karl gibson August 31, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Things happen all over and these teen-agers did a very stupid thing, they were caught and will be prosecuted as the law sees fit. I'm just glad no one was hurt.
Kyle Willis August 31, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Mike was in my class at school...
Ashley Peskoe (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Please keep profanity out of the comments
Harold Bellamy August 31, 2012 at 08:39 PM
How about this? East Windsor is staffed at an all time low. They have 42 cops. In the 80s and early 90s they had 44. In 1997 they went up to 48 to keep up with the towns growth. In 2004 because of huge growth (Walmart Target Shop Rite Center thousands of houses and Lord knows how many illegal immigrants) the town promised to go to 52, they even wrote it in there ordinances after an independant study was done. Now they have as many as when EW was a little farming community. Just sayin'.
E August 31, 2012 at 09:18 PM
All of you who are constantly complaining about the sudden "wave" of crime in Hightstown / East Windsor should be thankful the police departments in both towns are posting these crimes via social media/newspapers. Get over it - you don't live in Shangri-la, crime doesn't discriminate whether you live in a big city or a small town, and you need to face the reality that you are not living in the 1950's!!!
Ac August 31, 2012 at 09:54 PM
He wa funny on the bus.... Nuthin to realy laugh about now
DoughManDiego August 31, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Man oh man I can't imagine Wat dey are going thru -_- I feel for dem boulls free ma ninja ED
Henry September 01, 2012 at 06:00 AM
why...
Ashley Morison September 01, 2012 at 06:03 AM
I'm glad I moved to Virgina as soon as I could. I am appalled at what my 2 boys could have gone through!!
Jay September 01, 2012 at 09:26 AM
EW is a dump
Rebecca September 01, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Good thinking! I'm sure no one steals anything in Virginia. In this age of instant access to media we hear more than we used to about crimes, etc. Yes, I agree Hightstown and East Windsor have their share of issues... but this type of crime happens everywhere and doesn't seem to be on the rise to me.
B.Bennett September 01, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Why are you reading this if you live in VIrginia?
E September 01, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Right, there is no crime in Virginia! Before you start throwing stones at glass houses you should check the crime statistics in your state. In 2009 alone there were a total of 209,332 crime incidents in VA and 429,112 in 2010. Yes siree, your boys are living in a safe zone!
Jackkush September 01, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Gotta do what you gotta do sometimes to get that money
Jake September 01, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Why more cops? These guys were caught and more police wouldn't have prevented it. Aren't our taxes high enough?
Jake September 01, 2012 at 04:47 PM
You should already know the answer to that question. There are many things that go unreported.
Jizz September 01, 2012 at 05:21 PM
That nigga mike a rat!!!!!!!!!!!..........give that nigga all types of cheese..........
Muneca September 02, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Could b worse, u could live in miami, lol
tpride September 02, 2012 at 03:20 AM
It's ashame. Two brothers whose not ready for jail.
Kyle Willis September 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
So you think two people that go and ROB a store by KNIFE point are not ready for jail?
Patrick Sobkowiak September 03, 2012 at 12:00 PM
lolol at a dollar tree?
tpride September 03, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Your talking about 2 punk kids from east Windsor who want to be gangster who never went pass a jail or prison. So no I don't think they're ready for jail. What weapons do robbers rob people with ? With guns Mr. Willis not little knives. I'm not giving them any excuses. They're wrong for what they did. But come on man if you were 18 and did a dumb stupid thing like that would you be ready for jail ? No you wouldn't. Like I said to punk kids from east Windsor. Get real.
anonymous September 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Not sure what you mean by the statement that Mike's a rat but certainly he is no ni**a if you have something to say please let it be constructive and not slanderous
fuckboy November 29, 2012 at 03:20 AM
this dude is mad stupid and needs to grow up and get a job i mean i know he lives in twin rivers but its not like he wasn't getting money. had enough to smoke

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